A Poly(1-pyrenemethyl methacrylate-co-dopamine methacrylamide) PPyDMA polymer binder has been designed and fabricated, and has demonstrated an excellent performance for silicon (Si), graphite and a metal alloy anode materials. The PPyDMA polymer binder demonstrates the great potential of a catechol moiety for use in a lithium-ion battery.
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 The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Regents of the University of California for the management and operation of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The government has certain rights in this invention.